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Severe ankle sprain 3 wks ago. Orthopedic put in cam walker. looked like a balloon when first injured it and still pretty swollen. Is this normal?
Not unusual.: Ankle sprains are categorized by amount and degree of injury. Your sprain was "severe" which means multiple soft tissue structures were injured and ankle stability compromised--thus the cam walker. Very common for this type of injury to swell and stay swollen for extended periods. Some patients have residual swelling long term after severe sprains. Physical therapy can be very beneficial. ...Read more
Orthopedic Appt: You should expect to have a thorough history taken by a health care provider, a physical exam, potentially x-rays and an assessment and treatment plan. Each visit is highly variable between different physicians and for different complaints. Best of luck! ...Read more
Can be: Walkers allow babies to be mobile and to move as fast as 3 feet per second. They can delay babies learning to crawl and walk and many children can get injured by falling down stairs, into pools, etc. The exersaucers are better because they are stationary and baby can still bounce and play. Walkers can still be useful if you take the wheels off them. They are a safety hazard with wheels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons address musculoskeletal pathology. We work with bones and joints. There are several subspecialties in orthopedics including: sports medicine, trauma, pediatrics, spine, oncology, hand/upper extremity, adult reconstruction (total joints), foot and ankle, etc. We address any issue dealing with bones and joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many choices: It really depends on the vendor your particular doctor purchases from and the inventory he or she chooses to keep on hand. Not only can you get the typical colors (red, blue, green, orange, black, white, purple etc.) but they also come in patterns (sports team logos, soccer balls etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers